The authors of this article, Drs. Carolyn M. Mazure and David A. Fiellin from the Yale School of Medicine, explain how current efforts to address the opioid epidemic overlook gender differences in opioid use and that these difference have meaningful implications for preventing misuse and treating pain and OUD. The influence of gender differences in pain, opioid use, and OUD must be seriously considered in an effective of the response to the opioid crisis.

of this article, Drs. Carolyn M. Mazure and David A. Fiellin from the Yale School of Medicine, explain how current efforts to address the opioid epidemic overlook gender differences in opioid use and that these difference have meaningful implications for preventing misuse and treating pain and OUD. The influence of gender differences in pain, opioid use, and OUD must be seriously considered in an effective of the response to the opioid crisis.

 

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